The Institute of Medicine has stated a goal that 90% of practice be evidence-based by 2020. According to HealthyPeople.gov, the United States is currently at approximately 15%. Discuss two barriers that might hold nursing practice from achieving this goal and suggest ways in which identified barriers may be addressed. Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP) is defined as an approach to problem solving that assimilates evidence gathered from clinician studies and experience[ CITATION Wal \l 1033 ]. EBP is what helps nurses deliver sound clinical judgment and help deliver the best patient care and deliver the best results. The implementation of EBP has several barriers. The two most frequently cited are lack of time and lack of health organization support[ CITATION Wal \l 1033 ]. As Wallis (2012) further explained, nurse resistance begins with nurse managers and nurse leaders, which should not be the case if EBP is to be implemented. Nurse leaders and managers are looked for support when changing practices, policies or procedures.
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- Nursing, Wallis, lack of time